CDC: To avoid Zika exposure, consider no sex

February 5, 2016 4:08 PM

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CDC: To avoid Zika exposure, consider no sex

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued detailed recommendations Friday for preventing the sexual transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, including the suggestion for men who have traveled to Zika-affected areas to consider abstaining from sex with their pregnant partner for the duration of the pregnancy.

The guidelines were in response to the report Tuesday by Dallas health officials who said a local resident was infected with Zika by having sex with a person who'd contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela -- one of the many countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean whe...

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